Hanoi, Viet Nam - Socialist Republic of
SOLDIERS FORM AN HONOUR GUARD AT EX-PREMIER PHAM VAN DONG'S WAKE.
Soldiers form an honour guard around the coffin of Vietnam's elder statesman and wartime Prime Minister Pham Van Dong in Hanoi May 5. Dong died last Saturday of undisclosed illness at the age of 94. He served as Vietnam's premier for more than 30 years until 1987 and was considered close to late revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh. Dong's body lies in state on Friday while funeral and tribute ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday.